Channel: Hesham Al-Awadi
Series: Hesham Al-Awadi - Yusuf AS
Exploring the Chapter of Joseph in the Holy Quran
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim salatu salam ala COVID mursaleen Sedna, Mohammed Ali Asahi Omen to be our son in LA on with the brothers and sisters, I have good news for you.
Now it's reunion. Now for the first time you save after all these years have one small mission to achieve.
He changed the woman.
He changed the community's life. He might not have changed their religion. But he has certainly made their lives easier.
But now he has got his brothers. This is the beauty of this narrative that we begin the chapter with a scene that describes jealousy and hatred. We ended with the same players, the same family the same household. But things have changed now age, gray hair, maturity, more experience. But it was deeper than that. And we will see this element of the Union manifested before the eyes of Youssef. But in a very sophisticated, complicated, intelligent way.
Youssef empower and in charge of Public Affairs, was another context that provided him with the opportunity to reunite with his family after decades of absence. This is the scene where we now see, they're not any longer silent use of interacting with these brothers. his new position in power, like all the different tests before, did not affect his consistency and well established manners. Yusef was eager to reunite his family, because he believed in the importance of family bond. And in doing that, he was prepared to forgive and forget past traumatic experiences. Again, his patience and his forgiveness had an impact on all his 10 brothers, who had now repented, and some say, later
chosen by Allah to become prophets.
So how does he do this? How does he establish and achieve this change?
And use if brotherhoods
came and they entered to him and Youssef recognize them, but they remained unaware of him. And when he got ready the bags, he said, Bring me a brother of yours from your father? Don't you see that I give full measure, and I'm the best of the hosts. But if you don't bring him to me, there will be no measure for you? No, shall you come near me. They said, We shall try to get permission from his father. And we will certainly do it. And use if said to his servants, put their money in their bags, so that they might recognize it when they go back home, in the hope that they might come again. Now.
What are we encountering for the first time we encounter this meeting between brothers, abusive, abusive, but in a totally different context?
It's so different that they can't even recognize him. What is it that made him unable to recognize him? You immediately say, well, it has been ages, since they have seen him. And he was quite young. So when he grew up, he changed. Now you tell us that when he was seduced, he was at the age of 40. Another like 15 years, maybe he's 15. Now, last time they saw him he was 12. Fine. Okay, that's a good point. But perhaps I introduce you to another point.
People don't necessarily change a lot when they grow up.
I'm sure you have photos of yourself when you were young.
I have photos of myself when I was young. Imagine I was young.
Yes, I was young,
small baby. And then at the age of two, at the age of three, at the age of four. When you look at these photos of yours, you don't necessarily see a radical change.
So it's not just about the looks, but it's about where you are now. So for example, if the brothers of usif, perhaps met usif in a different context, if they met him somewhere in Palestine,
and he was doing nothing, he was like them. The context could create some sort of a correlation whereby the memory could make this connection that this looks like Youssef. He is in Palestine. It's certainly Yusef if they met us in Canada. It's impossible that he went to
Canada, they are meeting the Prime Minister of Egypt, the last time they saw Yusef at the age of 12, they were planning for him to become a slave. So, if you ask them at that time, what is use if they will either tell you he is dead or he is a slave. So, that does not therefore help them to make a connection that this is use if, if use if is not neither dead or a slave but is a prime minister. The position of usif makes it impossible to make any connection with the past. You know what this tells us also, it links with what I was telling you that Youssef have progressed so fast that now through this ladder of social mobilization, he is not anymore a slave, but he is the prime minister
And that links with what I was telling you that he had no time to think about sexual desires and women, because if he had been thinking about that, he would have remained a slave, a slave, not necessarily for this woman, but a slave of his own desires. The moment that he emancipated, freed himself, freed his soul, he could now then fly, fly from prison to the palace to the kingdom of Egypt. While the brothers he could recognize them, not only because they were old when he left them, but also because they didn't change. They are still working in bt. They are still working in the cinema. They are still have efficient chip shop, they haven't changed. They are still in Palestine.
They are still 10 they are still jealous, they still hate the other. They haven't changed. They haven't progressed.
What am I telling you?
I am begging you that when we moved after 20 years,
try to surprise me.
Try to shock me.
Try to show me that you became the Prime Minister.
Try to show that you've progressed since we met. Now you are working as a manager. I don't want to ask you and tell you, what are you doing? You say I am in the same job 20 years ago? Fine. Not a problem. Do you like it? I don't want you to tell me. So right. Gets me paying the bills. I don't want that. You are not for a job to pay the bills. Allah did not create us to pay bills.
Allah created us to progress and to enjoy our work and to enjoy our marriage life and to enjoy our life. Don't be like the brothers have use of static, just begging on pension, because that's what they were doing. They were after food. Be like Yousif give, provide produce, cultivate, engage, be busy, go to the gym, build some muscles, don't take steroids, do something that is constructive and positive. So that when I see you in the future, you have the same nose, you've lost a bit of hair, not a problem. I can still recognize you.
But what I can't recognize in you, you will shock me through your achievements. You've written a book, you work as a professor, you do this, you do that? Don't tell me I got married and I divorced. Don't tell me I have a child. Now he's a drug addict. No, this is not the kind of change I'm talking about. I'm talking about positive change positive progress when he saw them and he recognized them in this context that I've explained. He said to them, and he of course the Quran doesn't tell us that. But it seems that they had a chat. And he realized he said by the way, how are you? What are you doing? Where are you coming from? He knows everything. Now my brothers.
You are the one who slapped me. Why did you slap me in the world? No, he kept silent. And that's important. Patience, self control. Don't overreact.
He knew that they have a brother. I didn't tell you this from the beginning. The aku was married to more than one wife. One of them is the one that brought the 10 brothers, Youssef and Benjamin orbignya mean or the other brother that they the brother said Youssef and his brother is more Beloved, from another mother, another wife. That's why Youssef says, I want the brother who is from your father, not from the same mother because he knows now that the mother, they are the 10 they have no other but they have a brother, who's from another mother. He said, I want you to bring him Why did he ask for that? You see, he needed the pretext he needed that justification. Youssef in the
context of famine, through his saving and through his non conspicuous expenditure was able even to rescue neighboring countries and to provide grain for the nearby countries and the nearby countries included Palestine. So the brothers came from the famine that have seven lean cows. This was farming that
I've actually struck Egypt, Palestine, Jordan all the nearby territories. So those brothers came for grain and they were sent by their father Yakubu said to them go to Egypt. There is a just King.
Brother yaku this just King is your son Youssef that told you one day he saw the sun and the moon prostrating
all companions go to a b SR that is adjust King. And that just King very just King became a Muslim.
History repeats itself. So go to Egypt there is adjust King. So they went, but of course they left the other brother Yousef gives for each adult, a sack of grain.
They said, Oh King, or Aziz of Egypt, we have another brother. And we have our entire family, our wives and children by that time they were all married and had children. So we want an extra sack. He said, No, I don't give sacks like this. He said, How do I know that you have a brother or not? You might be merchants who want sacks to sell them in famine and make money out of them.
Next time you bring your brother with you. And if you don't bring your brother with you, I will know that you are liars. And indeed you are merchants and you are not genuine brothers. So don't come again, without your brother.
He wants the brother. He could have kidnapped the 10 brothers, throw them in prison, strangled them and said give me the address. Where do you live in Palestine sent an army board? No, no, no. SubhanAllah the entire story is devoid of violence because that was the context in which also Salaam was in Mecca. Wait plot, think plan. Go to battle acaba, speak to the answer. Go to attack, try. Don't make the against a Buddha have the destruction be peaceful, be quiet meet and
it was all conducive to a peaceful context. Use the brain. Don't use the muscles, speak with her. Don't beat her. Don't slap her speak and converse with your children. Don't kick them.
Use it teaches us that you can get what you want. But it needs time. And it needs patience. And it needs intelligence. So they went back. Now the curtain shuts and opens very quickly. We have actually five scenes. The first scene is in Egypt. The second scene is in Palestine. The third scene is in Egypt. The fourth scene is in Palestine. The fifth scene is in Egypt. What is the use of doing these making them travel back and forth? Do you know what he's doing? He is teaching them a lesson. He is hustling them. He's making life hell to them. He will forgive them at the end. He will forgive them. But he needs to make a point.
You made me live in pain. Just suffer a little bit. So that when I tell you I am use if I say to you in that context of pain, that you appreciate me more. And how I reached that level, he could have said from the first scene you are my brothers, I'm use if it wouldn't have worked. You need time for people to change in the same way that the woman changed. After seven years, she changed. The group of women cutting their hand they changed. But all in all, they changed after a period of time.
So when they return to the Father, they said oh Father, no more measure of grain Shall we get? So send our brother with us? And we shall get our measure, and we will surely God him. He said can I trust you about him? Likewise, I trusted you before about his brother. But Allah is the best to God. And He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. Of course you have the verses and I'm not going to read them all. But all in all, reluctantly now the father is conceding and giving in to the brothers demands.
At that stage, he couldn't say no, actually, because there is famine. And they told him Look, he didn't give us a sack of grain. So we are a sack of grain short of food. We are going to die. Basically we have wives, we have children, we have responsibilities, we have your beloved son, he's not going to give us any sacks. So the father now is between two pressures between the pressure of giving them Binyamin in the same way that he gave us of before knowing that they hate his guts. And between being in famine, hunger that could then lead to death. And as a warm hearted, soft hearted Prophet, he conceded and said okay, you take him but you take good care of him. Don't this business
of wolves and eating and no, you swear by the name of Allah that you will return in peacefully.
And they took him and when they went to use if now the Quran doesn't tell us they drove they took the camel, it's about seven nights from Palestine. They stayed in hotels, bed and breakfast. They were sweating they were but really you can tell
when they enter into us if I'm imagining
Use it for sitting and watching and smiling. You came from Palestine, huh? Okay, now let's play games.
And they went to Youssef. He took his brother to himself and said, I am your brother, do not grieve of what they used to do. This is now the first glimpse of the reunion. Binyamin is the first person in the family now, to know that this person this king, sitting on the throne is his own brother. Not the rest, not the rest. It's not time yet. You need to cook it well.
Under the story goes on what he did, Youssef was that he wanted to retain and keep his brother. And the trick was that he would put the cup of the king that the king uses to put grains in the sacks
in the sack of his brother, Benjamin bieniemy, and then accuse Binyamin for public consumption. That Binyamin is a thief so as to retain him. The cup is a massive golden cup. So he puts it in the stack of his brother. And then he puts grain and everything and masala go home May Allah bless. And then when they are just leaving the checkpoint of Egypt entering into Palestinian territory, he sends an army behind them and calls them back. Come come. Excuse me. Can you empty your pockets? Please stay on the side and two hours interrogation. What's your name? Where you coming? Where are you going? Those who encountered this will know how embarrassing it is. And imagine Did you pack your own
luggage security questions and they open them there is a bomb. Well, I didn't put it Oh, it's your wife
to get rid of your one wife actually, you know hated her husband called the police 999 she said My husband is a member of al Qaeda. And shut the phone. That's the best thing you do if you want to get done try this at home.
So he did this he put a security risk alert in there. You liked it?
Don't do it. You better be careful.
So he put this cup golden cup into the sack. Come come what what what 1010 brothers and the 11th brother and he said you are Steelers you are thief's?
We are missing the cup of the king. He said you know that we did not come here to steal
use of said okay, what is the punishment then of those who steal in Egypt, those who steal, get kicked. That's okay. You get a kick or two and then go home. But in the Hebrew, in Judaism in Hebrew, if you are a thief, you become the slave of that person that you stole from.
He asked them that because he knew that if he applied his own law, Egyptian law, it won't. The plot needs to work he needs to retain the brother. So he needs to retain him. The Egyptian is not convenient. Switch to the Hebrew now. You have a very intelligent mind moving here.
And then he begins to search number 10. Can you search Okay, number 10. You can go through
checkpoints checkpoint go to Palestine in peace. Number nine, go through number eight. Number five, number four. Number two, number one.
What is this? This is the cup of the king.
Now Benjamin bieniemy knows
I am imagining him smiling
and saying Alright, yeah, I can my brother, that's a good man. That's my brother.
And he says you can live in peace now. But we will retain number 11 that's exactly what Yaqoob does not want.
And Yusef knows that Youssef knows that his father could have a heart attack if they go back without the 11
but he also knew that the good news will not have this great taste without a little bit of agony without a little bit of masala in the so that was the masala I will take Binyamin for a while and I'll call you back again and you will appreciate me.
The 10 now are divided. This is the first incident in which uses is creating this orientation in the unit that is now becoming fragmented. This is the moment in which use of is playing games to the temple
Others who were playing games on his father when they said this is the shirt This is the blood. He's dead. Now he's playing games against them, but in a very constructive positive way because he wants to teach them a lesson. He doesn't want revenge
number 10 the oldest the senior, the one who them of a sitting say said do not kill us if
said I'm not going home. I don't have the face to look in the eyes of my father. Can't you remember that we gave an oath. Are we going to say to him, like what we said about usage ages ago?
What are we going to do? Okay, I'm going to stay in Egypt. You go the nine of you You go and tell our father that this time will lie this time. We are saying the truth. Many I mean as a stealer. Many amin is a thief.
We did not bear witness except to that which we've seen. The CCTV, the camera, this checks. Everything testified that the cup was in his sack.
They went to Palestine.
And now the Father 123456789. What is the 10th? What has been yummy.
Benny amin is a thief. He's a slave now to the king that you told us that he is just and the 10th is waiting in Egypt for your permission as to what to do.
So when they went and spoke to him and Palestine, he said, your souls have made for you some excuse. So patience is good. Maybe Allah will bring them all to me. Truly, he is the old knowing, and the old wise and he turned away from them and said, my grief for us.
Not for the 10th not for Benjamin for us.
And he lost his sight because of the sorrow that he was suppressing.
Then they said, By Allah, you will never cease remembering Yousif until you become meek with old age or until you beat of the dead. We thought that casting Yousif from your face will make you forget us if you're doing nothing but still remembering him.
He said I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah. And I know from Allah that which you don't know. What is it that you know, I know I will meet him one day. But Allah didn't tell me when I know that he's alive. I know that he is somewhere. But I don't know.
Oh, my son's look at the caring father now. They lost two brothers.
But their relationship is still there. This is the first point the first theme maintaining family relations. All My Sons.
Go and search for yourself. Oh, you're safe again.
Go and search for Benjamin we understand. Go and search for the 10th. Brother. We understand. You're safe again.
We were the one who got rid of him. You want us now to search and look for him? What is it with you? I know where Benjamin is. Benjamin is a slave. He is in Egypt. I know where the 10th brother is. But Youssef I don't know. Where is he? I know that he's alive. But I don't know where is he? So go and search for him. And then it will become easy to find Benjamin and to find the 10th brother.
Go and search for Yusef and his brother and never give up hope of Allah's mercy. Certainly no one despairs of Allah's mercy, except the people who disbelieve
it be up Bettina woman and froze his eyes became white, the black spot this appeared and he became blind,
out of sorrow of use,
the woman continues to love us if after all these years the father thinks about nothing but us if after these years.
Brothers and sisters look at this psychological reaction. Now, you have a father that when he thinks about the details, he cries, and he sheds tears, but when he withdraws himself and looks at the general picture, the general picture with capital letters says h o p e, there is hope. So yes, he sheds tears. So yes, he turns blind, but the general picture is that there is hope. Hence go and search for yourself. And this is our attitude. I am not saying that when someone passes away, do not cry. I'm not saying
When you hurt your knees do not say up. I'm not saying that when you fall into drugs, you better go to hell, there is no hope. I'm not saying that this prostitute person is going to die as a prostitute because she can end up saving a dog and entering for gender because of saving that dog. I am not saying that evil will remain evil forever, and therefore we should be frustrated panic and cry and commit suicide. If you think about the details in life, you will be heartbroken. But if you take a step backward, and look at it from its generality, holistic approach, you will see that from within this frustration, there is hope. And that's exactly the Jacobian copy and if I may call it
approach to calamities and crisis
he gives them hope and he say go back again don't go for food and for grains and for cereals and for conflicts go to unite and to patch up family relations This is more important than food
but it seems that they haven't changed yet because the wife is pressurizing him pressurizing number five number six number seven, the children are crying we want conflicts. So they went back with the intention of grains again not with the intention of Youssef they said okay Father, don't worry inshallah Youssef inshallah, we make dua, but we are going for grains as well they were still connected to the material life. So, they went to Youssef. So they entered to him and said, Oh ruler of the land. Now the discourse have changed. They are more humble. More humilated
look at them now sing sing what a hard time has hit us. Our father turned blind. We are losing food. We are going to die.
And our family
and we have brought but worthless capital. Use if would give you sacks of grain in return for something from Palestine. Initially they brought something that was worthwhile. Now there is nothing more serene say they had nothing to bring. They just had all things to give. They had old robes to give to the king. Some say they had fake Durham's fake money to give they had nothing and that's why they said and we have brought but worthless capital. But please, please pay us full measure and be charitable to us. Truly Allah rewards the charitable.
Now imagine Yousif the merciful listening to that. Well I brothers and sisters, I cannot express it but in the Arabic It makes a total difference.
Kaya Ayala Z's Merced Santa Elena bar Oh Gina baby da it moosejaw for ofI lenell. Kane, what's up doc? Elena, I'm imagining them all in tears, all of them wearing secondhand t shirts, all of them. The shirts are toward sweating, smelling, you can see dust all over the face. He illuminated the king sitting on his throne air conditioning. Well, perfume well fed, sees his own brothers. What does he say? Now it's the time he said Do you know what you did with Yusef and his brother? When you were ignorant?
Now it's the time to reveal the truth. And imagine after they weep and prostrate and say Your Majesty, give us anything.
And the king now says
in Hebrew. Do you remember what you did with us? If
and now they make the connection?
No, they make the connection and say
that, you know, you are yourself. You are yourself? Because no one was with them in the well. Except use IV. So the king was not with them. We were in Palestine not in Egypt
in the color until use of the 10 of them speaking in one voice number five and number four. Everyone in Canada Auntie
Anna Yosef waha Aki, he's not a thief. He's not a stealer.
Verily, He who fears Allah and be patient, then Allah does not waste the reward of the righteous. You know how I became here? Because I fear the law. I studied hard. I worked hard. I said NO to temptation. I said no to palace life. I favored my place in prison. All I never hated you and
threw me in the world. Well, I you benefited me. If you did not throw me I would not have gone to Egypt. I have made use of every situation that I have relived and adapted to it. I was patient never complaining, saying always Alhamdulillah. And it is this kind of discourse that changed the 10. It didn't change the two and the other eight said, let's think about it.
It didn't change 567.
Can people accept the Shahada?
No, they were Muslims. But now they can understand and relate to you know, they are good people. Now they repented.
They said by Allah, Indeed, Allah has preferred you above us. Now they can appreciate the progress. Now, after all this hardship traveling here and there.
Allah has referred you above us, and we certainly have been sinners. Now the confession. You remember the woman when she confessed? I was a sinner. Now the brothers are compressing Yusuf is dragging everyone to confession, dragging them by force, by violence by bombing No, by plots by intelligence by playing halaal games on them.
Did they apologize? No, they didn't. Did He forgive them? Yes, he did. He said, No reproach on you today. May Allah forgive you. And He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. I understand that when you ask forgiveness. I say I forgive you. I understand that that's normal.
But what is really, really abnormal, is that I say to you, brother, I forgive you. And you say to me, but I haven't asked for forgiveness. That's the beauty of it. I forgive you before you ask for forgiveness. We are talking about a highly exalted upright and moral person that does not want to score points that he wants to punish humiliate them and he could have said to them number five, I remember you were smoking me number six, you remember used to take my toys and break them. Number eight, how on earth when I called you from the darkness of the world and said Shimon, Rabin come back rescue me, you left me know, he's in a position of power. He could say to them, take them,
throw them in prison just for a couple of days to make them taste the darkness and the loneliness that I've been take the shots and throw them half naked in the same well, that they threw me in No, no, I'm not here to revenge. I am here to teach lessons I want people to understand and to change positively and through peaceful means.
And he says to them, not a three by la como yo yo fear Allahu wa hamara honey, there is no reproach. I'm not going to blame you. Let me stop and pause and take you to see right now. Or Russell saw Selim, when he conquered Mecca, Abu sufian wanted to go and approach the prophet
and say to him, we apologize. We might want to consider becoming Muslims. But he was afraid. So he was going forward, backward, forward, backward, because he did many bad things. I mean, his wife hint, and we spoke about change in the women inspired by the beloved I spoke about the life of him turning points how when women change from being corrupt to good how she can create wonders, hint, eight she was a cannibal killing and row kidney of Hamza. How can women do that? Yes, women can do that women feminine, and that's only when they like it, but they can kill you. If they hate you. Don't make them upset. They can.
That's what hende was doing. But when she changed, she became an angel woken on Earth. So Abu sufian comes to the rescue SOS lm and says Abu Sufyan, one backward one foot backward, forward, and then he sees that above the ankle. So ABA says, Where are you heading? He says, I want to speak to Mohammed. I want to converse with him. Maybe I will become a Muslim.
But I am worried that he might hate me slapped me, kill me because of the ill things I did. You study the history of Abu Sofia. Not a single battle. But he was behind it. He was behind that he was behind the major battles the orchestrator, the mass media,
and our bus said to him, You know what?
When you enter,
say to him, by Allah, Indeed, Allah has preferred you above us.
We certainly have been sinners just say to him this verse. What does it mean? Just say to him this and don't worry, you will be fine. You will be okay. Abu sufian enters
and also Salaam shocked, shocked and upset. Mother jbk Abu Sofia, Sofia, what are you doing here? He said to him de la de la hora con la he's memorizing his script.
de la de la, la la la la,
la casa de la Sol and put his head count also send him you give a verse to him. He would not say Oh, but this was revealed abusive. No, this is this is only abusive style Mohamed with another Sharia. No, no, no, no. No and then on
the right oh Harshad Mehta, sedan minha Shatila if we were to reveal this or on on the mountains, it will crumble out of
So so salimos this mountain, he put his head and raise it up again and looked in the eyes of Abu Sufyan, eye to eye communication and said
no reproach on you today. May Allah forgive you and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy law to three by Allah communio aphylla Hola, como hamara, Hamid, Abu Sufyan went out, but did it work? Yes, underlie forgive us. Now I can become a Muslim. And a new page began.
We close the Sierra go back to you.
So he patched up and they reconciled. He said, Now go Palestine again. I want to father I want the parents to come.
But now use if you don't know I got married. I have children. How Mashallah, how many do you have, I have 1015.
Number five uses, I got married Alhamdulillah. I have three daughters and five sons. Bring them bring them bring them to Egypt. They say them have a serene that the family of yaku. We're over 17 members, the 10 brothers got married wives and children, bring them all to Egypt, bring them all, I'll give them a visa to come to Egypt, immigrants come Come, I'll find them a job, I'll find them employment. Bring them. They say that he sent 200 camels by way of transport to go and collect them.
And they went and he said to them, the third now mention of the shirt, the shirts upon Allah plays a role now. He says, Take the shirt, and throw gently on the face of my father. And he will see again.
The shirt that was brought in the context of misery and sadness and lie and jealousy and malice at the beginning of the chapter stands now to a positive context. Good news, glad tidings. That's why at no cost. And that's why a happy ending.
I want to tell you something. The best thing in life is to reunite with your family. And when I say family, I'm not just talking about the vertical nuclear family. I know that in this society, we care about our wives, our children, but there is the horizontal extension. There is the auntie and uncle and the Bhaiji and all the G's in the world. There is an extended family, you progress. Don't be like the brothers of use of going just for the conflicts. Go for your father, go for your mother. Think about your sister in law. Think about your sibling, think about your nephew. Be broad minded. Think in extended terms, not in vertical terms. Family Reunion brothers and sisters is the most
important that even the joy of the movement is incomplete in gender without his family. Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, when Lavina amanu What about
the man and happened to be in
those movements in the day of judgment when they go to gender and their offsprings our movement we will say go go and stay in the same house in the same palace as your father and mother. As if the enjoyment of gender is incomplete without my son and my daughter that I used to care for in this dunya or my son and Moon my father and mother.
So the brothers bring shirt to father and when the caravan departed, the father said
he can't see but he can smell. I certainly find the scent of usage
If only you think me not adult odd or crazy, or an old man.
They said, who they? The shirt hasn't arrived yet. But Tuesday, the grandsons the 1819 years old boys now, third generation.
Jaco saw them at that time. iakovos 89. Some say 100 talking to 15 years old boy, but still communicating, but they are more disrespectful than their fathers towards the grandfather.
By Allah, certainly you are infatuated with the same old love.
You're still remembering Yusef is dead.
They are saying this because they have never seen that uncle. They were born and brought up while Yusef was upset. So when they grow up, Father, do we have an uncle called us because apparently grandfather, Grandpa uncle g whenever we sit with me say use abusive use abusive? Ah, yes, yes. My son. We had a brother good looking called use if we actually killed him. Oh, whoops. No, he disappeared.
Oh, so he's dead now father? Yes. Yes, he's dead long, long, long, long time ago.
So why on earth is grandfather saying
I can smell the scent of yourself.
They say that he could smell the scent of usage from seven days and seven nights distance. That is true love. You know, I read your emails before you email me.
Didn't I say to you, I know from Allah, that which you don't know. They said our father. Now they came, they throw and he opened now he can see. He can see the 15 years old with the iPod and he he can see all of them now.
He can see after years of absence of sight, and he's so happy. Now we are talking about happiness.
He said our father asked for forgiveness for our sins. Indeed we are sinful. Why did they ask forgiveness from the Father and not from the brother? Well, some of us didn't say, well, the because you have already forgiven them. Some say because you say younger brother and they felt he had against asking for forgiveness. But you'd usually ask for forgiveness for your father. Some say because they were of great pain to the Father. They made him lose his eyesight. Yusef is doing all right and find an okay. But at least our father Look at him. He's getting old and blind. So we might as well ask for forgiveness.
He said I will ask my Lord to forgive you. Verily, He is oft Forgiving, the Most Merciful. Why did he say I will ask? Why didn't he say I will forgive? Some say because he was upset, some say because he was waiting for the right moment to ask for forgiveness during tagit MKR. Mainly because Allah answers the prayers more. So he was waiting for the right moment and saying, no worries, I will ask for forgiveness. But wait a little bit.
Then when they came in before us if he took his parents to himself and said and to Egypt if Allah wills insecurity, and he raised his parents to the throne, and all fell down prostrating for him and he said, my father, do you remember? Do you remember when I was 12? Do you remember when I woke up early in the morning, squeezing my eyes and saying my father I'm confused. I saw the sun and the moon prostrating. Do you remember my father?
This is the interpretation of my first dream. My Lord has made it come true. He was indeed good to me. When he took me out of the prison. He didn't say that well, because he forgave now when you forgive, Don't mention it.
And he brought you out of the bedroom life. Merely stated fact he didn't say brought you unemployed immigrants.
No, you came from the bedroom life to a more civilized urban life.
After shaytan had Sloane in Amity between me and my brothers. Certainly My Lord is the Most kind to whom He wills. Verily, He is all knowing all wise. Allah is always mentioned by us if in any context Allah is mentioned.
And the shake pan. You remember my father when you advise me, not against my brothers. They did what they did when they were ignorant, they were young and food now they've changed and mature.
But it was the shape arm that you warned me against. And indeed the shape on is the one that sworn enemy.
In these verses, they say that usif when he received his father, he came out from his throne.
Went to the borders between Egypt and Palestine with bodyguards police, the government, everyone came because he's the king
They say about 40,000 army, round use if imagine. Imagine that boy that was open your mouth.
Show me your ears. Stand up, sit down, turn back.
Now, he goes out 4000
in his protection and imagine this moment of emotion. He embraces his father. Mother sitting say kisses and tears. Oh Youssef, you've changed. You still beautiful as your mother because they say he inherited beauty from Sarah
Mashallah, look at you. How old are you now. And imagine the kind of conversation that will take place between a son and a father. After absence of 40 years. He takes him and the throne is the highest thing in the palace. Everyone is low.
He puts him on the same level because this is his father, and brothers and sisters. Be proud of your father. Be proud of your mother. Put them always on the highest level, you might not have a throne.
But certainly you have a throne in your heart. You have a throne in your house.
You have a throne in your bank account.
Put them on the highest level.
treat them well. Like they used to treat you well. When you were wearing nappies and smelling,
be tolerant to them. They might act funny, but you were also acting funny. When you were a baby. You were breaking the glass, you are breaking the house, you are urinating on the father's clothes, you are doing all sorts of rubbish, naughty things. They tolerated you, they cleaned you washed you now it's time to repay them. And however much you repay, you will not be able to do 10% of what they did to you. So Yusef could bring his father on his throne.
And then, in the midst of this partying in the midst of this joy and cutting the cakes and distributing the drinks and everyone is speaking and talking use it again withdraws himself
in the same way that he withdrew himself when the woman was seducing
withdrew himself from the midst of that joy to connect with who to connect with who to check his text messaging to check his email, connect with
My Lord, imagine they are giggling at the next room laughing Yaqoob is looking at Egypt. What a wonderful place. Binyamin is happy and you country new house Alhamdulillah brothers have changed. They've changed the brothers repented.
Everyone is good. Everyone is nice. All the women, the king, the prisoners, everyone changed
us if in a small little room was spring to Allah. No cameras, no 4000 bodyguards. My Lord, You have bestowed on me a kingdom and taught me something of the interpretation of dreams, something look at this modesty and humbleness.
The Creator of the heavens and the earth. You are my helper in this world. And in the here after. Make me die as a Muslim? Is that what you're thinking about? I think it's time to think about death now. No power. No women, no wife, no children, no brothers, no loving father. Now I'm too old. Now. I want to die in peace. As a Muslim. I've reformed the country. I've changed the woman. I've changed my brothers. I did what I was expected and hoping to do now on law. If it's time for me to die, at least, I want to die as a Muslim.
And Allah will help me beside him and join me with the righteous he didn't say I am the righteous and Hackney the righteous other.
Oh Allah just pick me up and throw me with them.
I want to be with them with the righteous. And here we have a happy ending. Let me read what I wrote under union. One. Yusef had progressed since he left his hometown in Palestine. And that was one reason his brothers couldn't recognize him. To It is his act of engagement and lofty aspirations which made them stand against temptations and maintain continuous progress.
Three, the brothers, who had always been negative in their way of thinking didn't change much sense, even on the level of their feelings towards use.
For Focus, concentration, and self control against intended or unintended provocations are important elements in the success of a will plan vision. Yusef didn't lose his temper when he was provoked by the false accusations of his brothers, that he was a Steeler
five, however much there is family breakdown, there will always be Hope it could reunite Yaqoob had great hope that Yusef was still alive, and that his sons could one day find him. Six. Avoiding reproach is one way to patch family severe relations, do not reproach do not say why did you do this? Why did you do that? It's easy to do that. Just forget it, and forgive and learn. To forgive. It's even constructive for your own energy. The more critical you are, you are destroying yourself you develop what's called negative energy. Seven connection with Allah is what cements family relations.
usif is connected with Allah now Yaqoob is connected with Allah. Now, the brothers are connected with Allah now. And it is through this connection with Allah that their family become connected with themselves.
I just want to finish off the components or the elements that we can say constituted the making of uses character. And more or less, I will not say anything new from what you've heard, except trying to make a link now in verses that are spread throughout, but make some sort of a coherent link, like a jigsaw puzzle in creating a particular component that can then make us appreciate the character of use of the first element is charisma. Yusuf Ali Salam was a charismatic personality. And I've explained perhaps, in the themes during this course, that charisma has nothing to do with looks. Hitler was not necessarily good looking, but he was charismatic. Gandhi, Malcolm X. Martin Luther
Mandela, Hamad bin Hamad Buhari, Abu hanifa Salahuddin these were people of charisma.
These were people that were not mass media celebrities. These were not necessarily muscular, hongqi type of men, but they changed the course of history, because they had an aura presence. That is a gift. Some of it is a talent. Some of it is a skill that you develop, but some of it is in your gene. Some of it is a gift from Allah subhanaw taala.
Whoever interacted with usif changed. Whoever interacted with Youssef was this oriented.
His father was in love with him.
The travelers the moment they saw him Yahushua Holla Holla. What a good news. This is a boy.
The al Aziz immediately came up with this decision that we will take him as a son,
the wife of Al Aziz could not control herself, shutting the doors and seducing him on a continuous basis, so much so that she had no problem scandalizing herself in front of a woman gossip community and saying, This is the person that you reproached me for and if he does not do what he is told, I will throw him in prison.
She's becoming wild now.
Even the women that saw him did not say Wow, what an exciting man.
His presence made them utter different words.
What a noble Angel. They didn't say Angel so that you don't think it's about beauty. But it's about nobility.
He's a noble and happens to be good looking. But with dignity, decency and nobility. The prisoners verily we see you righteous in naraka Milan, Marcin, what is what is Emerson? Someone who's blonde, someone who's black, someone who's white, someone who's a Caucasian Indian
Asian, it has nothing to do with the looks. It's how you behave, and how you conduct yourself.
The brothers, verily we now understand,
we now know why Allah favored you upon us. We were mistaken. We thought that it was just a love affair between you and our father. No, it's deeper than that. The creator of the entire world loves you and favors you. Look at you. Look at where you are now.
You move east and west, you feed Palestine and Jordan and Syria.
Amazing charisma. So what's the point? The point is that you should think about creating an impact in your surrounding. And part of it is to have charisma.
This is a contradiction, because when I say it's gifted, how can you have it if you are not gifted, but we don't know whether you have charisma or not unless you try. And maybe all of you are charismatic, not necessarily being good speakers. You can be good mothers, good fathers, good accountants, good students, good human beings. Your charisma might not necessarily change everyone, but it could change those who are closer to you. And that's enough charisma.
Number two, determination, discipline, purpose, enthusiasm, motivation, commitment, vision, he knew how to seize an opportunity. They say an opportunity does not come to you, but it passes you. If you don't grab it, it will go to the one next to you. If he doesn't grab it, it will go to and you might be called Mohammed, you don't grab it, it will not stop and same hammer take me on a Muslim MK grabs it.
He will grab it, he will have an industrial revolution, he will have a modern state, he will have civilization, he will have nuclear weapons. Why? Because he grabbed the opportunity. Yousuf was determined, and usif grabbed the opportunity. When he was taken as a slave. He didn't resist the travelers. He didn't cry and say, leave me alone. He saw traveling as an opportunity. Look at the opportunity. Now passing there is an opportunity that you go to Egypt.
If you resist, you will not go to Egypt, you will not grab the opportunity, you will not go to prison, you will not interpret the dreams, you will never become a king. There is an opportunity.
When the two young men approached him in prison and asked him to interpret their dreams. He seized the opportunity and spoke to them about Islam. There is an opportunity now you grab it, you speak to them about Islam, or you say you are too far, I will not interpret the dream, they will go to a communist, they will go to an atheist who might then interpret the dreams. And they will become communists.
He grabs the opportunity, he grabs the souls and the hearts of the people. When he learned that one of them will be released. He said mentioned me to you King, he's going to leave tomorrow you grab the opportunity, the moment he leaves Tell him to remind the king, yes, he might forget. But he will remember even if after seven years.
When the king sent for his release, he sees the opportunity to re initiate a serious inquiry into his case, in order to prove his innocence. He could have left the prison and said okay, I will go and assume a job, control the media and then go and jail this woman know before I leave before I step into the White House. Before I go and meet the Prime Minister, I need to be established as an innocent person. Only in this context.
Will I leave and the opportunity came for him to initiate the inquiry and he grabbed it. He seized trust of the king to ask that he becomes in charge of the Treasury. The king wanted him to work under him as a consultant, as someone giving him an opinion whenever he uses it whenever he needs it. No, I'm not a consultant, I can be your boss, I can be your manager. He has a job and you have given him
he grabbed the opportunity when he felt that he grabbed the soul and the heart of the king. The third element, we are talking about a balanced character, a character that does not overreact. A character does not change prior 911 post 911 a character that does not change according to the change of weather, a character that does not get hyped up and then withers and dies away.
balanced character, a character that is firm and has a vision and does not overreact or get provoked.
When seduced by the woman, he didn't comply. Neither was he harsh or rude. He didn't swear at her. But He only said May Allah forbid he's balanced even when he rejects something.
When he was accused by her, he did not keep quiet. And at the other end, neither did he speak abusively. But he was polite and brief. It was she that seduced me. He could have said, Oh, you liar.
Look at the shirt. Who did this?
He could have said this.
And the husband would have understood and appreciated and there was no need for a witness. But he was quiet, not passively quiet and turning the other cheek. But just said here our destiny, NFC. And it's up to you now to check. Be cool, be calm, be balanced.
When asked by the two prisoners to interpret the dreams, he did not ask for a charge or a fee.
Neither did he interpret
for no return for free, totally free, but charged that they listened to him speaking about Allah. So on the one hand, he was not selling commercializing his talent. But at the same time, he wasn't just Yes, next interpretation of the Amazon Apple an apple that means you will die. I saw a banana banana means challah, you will be really no he wasn't doing that.
He was in charge and in control. He was saying I will interpret the dream free of charge. But you need to listen first to what I have to say. And when I am done, I will interpret the dream balanced. When the saved one was released. Yusef did not neglect him. Neither did he humiliate himself to him, but articulated his request with dignity mentioned me to your Lord. And that was it. please mention me. You won't forget once you write it down. That's my email address. Please call me at least for an interview. I'll fill an application form. Why didn't you come? No, no.
with dignity, he grabbed the opportunity again, charisma, enthusiasm, determination. But when he grabbed it, he grabbed it with dignity, brevity, decency, in the same way that he said here are that the NFC constructor
when that person came again, and asked about the interpretation of the King's dream, Yusef didn't reproach him, neglect him, or even asked him to mention him to his Lord again, but offered his interpretation
directly. He didn't reproach his brothers. He didn't get fussy about details. He was more interested in the generality. And that's how you can become constructive. Always build, don't destroy criticism, is a form of destruction have this positive energy again, rather than the negative energy, negative energy? Why is this brother didn't speak me? Why did this sister didn't do this? Why this organization? Why are the Muslims Why are this Why not? This is negative? How can I help? How can I contribute? I have certain talents and skills, how can I do it? How can I contribute? He is consistent. Consistency is a fourth element in the making of us all. All in the narrative all in
the customer, the story we're changing except him. That doesn't mean that he was stubborn, or naive or superficial or not responding to his environment and surrounding, but in terms of the essence of his character, he had a vision, persuasion. He had deep rooted, well established identity that he wasn't changing. He wasn't having every day and night identity crisis. He goes and listen to the speaker. He becomes a follower and a marine of that speaker. Then he goes to another speaker, he changes and become the follower of that speaker. He emulates him in the accent in the dress and where he comes from. He went to Mauritania. I'll go for Mauritania. He goes to Yemen, I'll go to him
and he goes to hell, I go to hell. You can't do that. You need to be firm. I'm not saying be stubborn. But you need also to maintain an element of stability in your life. You need to do that. And that has nothing to do with you being old or young. Married or unmarried Britain or Kuwait has nothing to do with that has nothing to do with mood. Whether you are feeling bad or good. Whether you are rich or poor, employed or unemployed. It has to do with the core of you. That consistency you can see it in the character of uses when he was young and old. When he was at home and abroad. He wasn't you will faced. Now my father is watching now I'm in the well. I am in the palace now with
this girl, let me give dalla we might you know have a nice no father's you're not here.
Allah is here. This is the element of consistency when he was a lay man, and when he was in power and in charge when he was with people, or when he was in private, when he was free, or when he was a slave when he was single, and when he was married, and he got ultimately married, when he was a prophet, when he wasn't a prophet, when he wasn't the will, or prison, or in the palace uses his use of the constant moving character in an ever changing world.
But there are other elements that we can write essays and articles and books about, and they are a lot, but I thought I would mention them very briefly. He was decent, moral virtues, self control, he suppressed his anger when his brothers accused him of stealing, self confidence. When he said, set me over the storehouse of the land. He had a strong memory and alertness. He recognized them his brothers notice, but they didn't. He was carrying, oh, two companions of the prison. He was forgiving no reproach on you. May Allah forgive you. He was generous. Bring me all your family, even if they were over 70 he was enecon
when he spoke to him the king
The king was impressed. phenom Maka lemahieu.
In Nakayama Dana Makino I mean, when he spoke to him, he said this day, you are with us in high rank. When you sit with someone, you listen to him. Wow. He's amazing. He's eloquent. He's deep. He's intelligent. I want him to work for me. You become working under me. I am no less than a boss, a giant Niala has any happier than haleem brothers and sisters. I am happy the happiest man on earth because I'm finished with this course. Which was a torture for me. And thank you very much. You've been lovely brothers and sisters. And inshallah we meet again in future courses. But I leave you with surah Yusuf and I'm sure that you can generate over 2000 lessons from Surah Yusuf different
than the lessons that we've spoke about today. Guru kolyada infrastucture Oh, no Olga for him.